Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summer Break

The H blog will be back after the first week of Aug.  Have a great summer!  If you are in the Red Lion, PA area, please stop by our church booth and meet us at the Red Lion Street Fair (on Sat., Aug. 13).

Friday, July 15, 2011

God's way is the perfect way (part 3)

God’s ways are revealed not discovered.

Romans 11:33
(33) O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

God reveals His will for our lives through the Bible.  If He did not reveal Himself, we would certainly have not known anything about Him.  The word “depth” suggests profundity, and mystery.  The words “unsearchable,” and “past finding out” are telling us that He is beyond the scope our finite minds.  How could we possibly come to the knowledge of God had it not been for the Bible?  Thank God for His self-disclosure.  He intends for us, as His children (being saved by the merits of Christ alone), to live by His words.  We do not have to be ignorant of God’s will and way for our lives.  Any good thing that we posses, comes primarily from God, He is gracious enough to reveal His Word to us.  His word is clear, infallible and sufficient.  Are you careful to obey the truths that you see in God’s Word?

Friday, July 8, 2011

God's way is the perfect way (part 2)

A consideration of God’s way:

Isa. 55:8-9
(8)  For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
(9)  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

First, God’s way is not naturally the way we would choose.  Just read the Bible and you will notice how different, how opposite God does things from the way we would do things.  This is a very important consideration.  God is different from all of His creation.  And because of sin, we have a propensity to go our own way, apart from God - the very God who created us.  Rebellion is the height of ingratitude and stupidity.  If you truly desire to go God’s way in every area of life, you must first understand there will be a struggle.  Our sinful nature, our carnal desire, our way is not God’s way.  We must go to God and ask Him to strengthen us to go His way.  A Confession or acknowledgment of this truth is vital, and must be professed repeatedly until we reach our glorification in Christ.

Second, God’s way is the best way.  Our reasoning or circumstances will at times oppose God’s ways, but by trusting God and obeying Him, we bring God to bear upon our situation.  With humble dependence upon Him, we can pray to God with confidence, claim His promises, and know His presence is with us.  It is best to go God’s way.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Vacation Bible School 2011 in Brogue, PA

The Gospel Train Express

Come and journey with us all week on the Gospel Train Express.  As we go through life’s railway we will learn that the Lord Jesus Christ is our life’s conductor and in His hands, we are safe.

Timetable:  July 18-22 (Mon. - Fri.) at 9:00am-11:30am

Station:  Mt. Zion Baptist Church Annex Building (across the Chanceford Township Building)

Passengers:  Ages 4 and up (Teens also)

Fare: FREE!

Ticket Options:  You may register online at www.sermonaudio.com, or check us out on the web at www.mtziononline.org.

Bus Transit:  A free bus ride is available in the Red Lion area only.

Trip information office: 717-927-9227 ext. 3



Saturday, July 2, 2011

God's way is the perfect way (part 1)

Psalm 18:30-32
30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
31 For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?
32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
 
A closer look:
Perfect - integrity; turth, without blemish, complete or whole.
Tried - pure; tested;
Buckler - a shield
Gird - give; to bind (or compass) about
 
The Bible teaches us that God's way is perfect.  His doings, His wisdom, His judgments, His character, indeed everything about Him is perfect.  Since God is our Creator, He has a perfect way that He desires for us to walk.  When we compare our ways against His ways, it looks pretty obvious that our ways are not perfect.  We don't always do good and right.  Is there not a desire in your heart to live a perfect life?  Not that you can live entirely sinless or without flaw, but the idea of perfect in this Scripture passage, and in many others is that we are lacking or wanting in nothing.  God has a perfect will and way for each and everyone of us.  He has a perfect marriage partner for many. He has a perfect career or job or vocation for you.  He has a perfect church, which is what we all need to be a part of.  He has a perfect home that He desires for all to have.  When we look at verse 32, we can see that although our way isn't naturally perfect, if we forsake our way, or turn over our way to go God's way, then He can make our way perfect.  God can give us the marriage that we ought to have.  God can give us the church life, and work, and everything else so that we can confidently say...that He makes my way perfect.  I am glad that if I walk the path that God has revealed to me in the Bible, that I can live the perfect life that God intended for me to live.

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